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Best pictures of Assembly PA 2015

Experience again Assembly PA 2015 through the best pictures of the event!

Stitched together

Applique brings chance meeting of friends of friends from Uruguay, Paraguay, and Pennsylvania By Jewel Showalter Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. – Helena Dueck from Akron, Pennsylvania, was quietly stitching delicate applique in the quilting hall when a young woman asked excitedly, “Are you Helena Dueck?” “Yes, I am,” said Dueck, looking up from her quilt. “How […]

Friday the 24 of July, a surprising d...

Friday, the 24th of July was a day of surprises! – surprise when the International Ensemble performed JS Bach – surprise with Shantkumar S Kunjam’s engaging quotations like “Hoping to show the world an example of light under the lordship of Jesus Christ…”     He was our morning speaker from India who spoke about […]

Creating a place to fellowship

Behind the scenes at the Global Church Village By Harriet Sider Bicksler A rooster on Skype. A grass hut and miles of Velcro. Baskets and the big five. How did all these seemingly unrelated things come together as part of the Global Church Village? First, the rooster. Vikal Rao from India has served as the […]

Bearing Witness

A story project at the Assembly is taking place in the Exhibition Hall next to the Global Church Village! The purpose is to gather stories from Christians from around the world who suffered in the name of Jesus. The stories might be personal, but also from families, groups, congregations or churches. They may be current […]

Peace Commission: Donate to help brot...

Peace Commission is about the struggle of our brothers and sisters from all over the world. Churches in Panama have been the most recent recepients of MWC help. Through Peace Commission, MWC supports churches and lets them know they are not facing their troubles alone…

Shuttles bring people together

Transportation network makes friends from strangers By Karla Braun Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – “All I see is smiles,” says Brenda Burkholder, volunteer at the homestay shuttle information table. Many of the more than 7,200 guests from 56 countries registered for Pennsylvania 2015 travel between their overnight lodging and the Farm Show Complex each day via […]

MWC PA 2015 opens with celebration, c...

International attendees urged to find unity in diversity while “walking with God” César García of Colombia, MWC general secretary, preached the opening sermon on the Assembly theme, “Walking with God.” MWC Vice President Janet Plenert translated. Photo by Jonathan Charles Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A – The 16th Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Assembly opened July 21, 2015 […]

General Council Meeting

From 16-20 July the Mennonite World Conference General Council met at the Radisson Hotel in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US. This group of church leaders meets every three years to shape the mandate of MWC, share concerns and insights, and worship together.

Getting ready for GYS